Fear of Power vs Fear of Powerlessness

For most of human history people have been afraid of being powerless, rather than of having power. Being powerless meant having no rights and no defense. It meant being a slave in name, or all but in name.

By Daniel Greenfield - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Government of Canada Acts to Protect Atlantic Fish Population

Against incredible odds the determined people of Atlantic Canada are working diligently to curb the ever increasing menace of a large ice rat population that is causing untold damage to the Nation’s commercial fish stocks.

By Myles Higgins - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Toronto’s fiscal situation

Dear Hon. Jim Flaherty and Hon. John Baird:

Please, before you give any money to Mayor David Miller for the City of Toronto, put strict conditions on it because of Mayor Miller’s partisan and spendthrift ways.

By News on the Net - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Obama’s “Adopt-A-Jihadist” Program for Gitmo Prisoners

True to his campaign promise, President-Elect Barack Obama, tells Stoos Views that he will order the closure of the military prison at Guantanamo in an effort to show the world the “softer side of the War on Terror.”

By William Kevin Stoos - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Emerging markets Stumble or fall?

NOBODY talks about “decoupling” any more. Instead, emerging economies are sinking alongside developed ones. In 2008 emerging stockmarkets fell by more than those in the rich world, and financial woes forced countries such as Hungary, Latvia and Pakistan to go cap in hand to the IMF. Taiwan’s exports have plunged by 42% over the past year, and South Korea’s by 17%; even China’s have shrunk. Singapore’s GDP fell by an annualised 12.5% in the fourth quarter of 2008, its biggest drop on record. Is this the end of the emerging-market boom?

By Guest Column - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Beijing looks at Hillary as ally

“Efforts by the People’s Republic of China and other countries to gain foreign policy influence by illegally contributing foreign money to U.S. political campaigns and to the Democratic National Committee through domestic conduits.” That was the subject of a 1997 Warning Memo from FBI Director Louis Freeh to Attorney General Janet Reno.

By News on the Net - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Lexus unveils the ultimate advanced driving experience, all-new 2010 RX 350 and RX 450h

Lexus has unveiled the most advanced generation of its trend-setting RX luxury crossover vehicles for 2010, the V6-powered RX 350 and the hybrid RX 450h, at the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show. More than one million Lexus RX models have been sold worldwide, making it the most successful luxury crossover vehicle. Both new models may have distinctive powertrains, but they both set a new benchmark in advanced performance, fuel efficiency, new intuitive technologies and design and class-leading safety.

By Guest Column - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

British Soap hides cross for Muslims

Coronation Street, the Brit soap, hid the cross so that Muslims would not be offended.

By Grant Swank - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

TxDot Plays Opossum Over TTC

On January 6, 2009, The Dallas Morning News carried a headline which read “Trans Texas Corridor is dead, TxDot says.” The article went on to report, “The Texas Department of Transportation announced this morning that it has officially killed the Trans Texas Corridor, saying that despite the project’s visionary aspects, it is clearly not the choice of Texans.”

By Tom Deweese - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Georgia Legislator Wants ACORN’s Tax Exempt Status Revoked

NBC Augusta is reporting that State Senator Jeff Mullis (R- Chickamauga) is sponsoring legislation to revoke the tax exempt status of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) because of the wide spread voter fraud that the group has been perpetrating over the last few years.

By Warner Todd Huston - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Hypocrisy on Geithner

We keep hearing again and again and again from the media that Timothy Geithner, President-elect Obama’s choice as Treasury secretary, made an honest mistake in failing to pay employment taxes. The media keeps saying Geithner committed “goofs.

By Matthew Vadum - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Gaza: UN compound, hospital hit

Witnesses and UN officials said Israeli shells have struck the United Nations headquarters in the Gaza Strip Thursday.

By News on the Net - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

CTF: School Taxes Must Drop

REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) calls for a reduction in school taxes in its annual pre-budget submission to the province of Saskatchewan.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Christian Girls Drugged and Sold As Sex Slaves in Pakistan

The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) http://www.persecution.org has learned that two Christian girls in Pakistan have finally been rescued after two Muslim men kidnapped them two months ago, raped them repeatedly, forcibly converted them to Islam, and sold them to other men as sex slaves.

By Guest Column - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

The moral case against dumb government intervention

- Mark Milke, Director of Research, Frontier Centre for Public Policy

On a recent trip to Casablanca to visit relatives, I waited in my brother’s car one morning while he dashed into the bank. It was then I noticed a young woman with a small child on the street, begging. It’s not an uncommon sight in Morocco, or in Canada, but unlike Canada, where it’s often able-bodied young males with their full wits, those seeking a handout in Morocco were either elderly women or young mothers who quite properly trigger sympathy.

By Troy Media - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Full Undercover Tape Showing Abuse Cover-up Released, Planned Parenthood Ignores Requests for Record

Live Action releases the complete footage it shot at an Indianapolis Planned Parenthood showing clinic employees covering up the reported statutory rape of a 13-year-old. The group releases the unedited footage to show the story in real time, as clinic employees met the UCLA student investigative journalist, Lila Rose, posing as a 13-year- old and heard her describe how a 31-year-old man had impregnated her. Once in the counseling room, a Planned Parenthood nurse assured Rose that she would not report the statutory rape and instructed her how to obtain a secret abortion across state lines.

By Christian Newswire - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Deficit of a trillion dollars a year as far as the eye can see

Our government now owes more money than all of us in the country put together possess. We now owe nearly $57 trillion while our net worth is $56.5 trillion, Obama’s trillion dollar bailout

By Guest Column Rev. Donald E. Wildmon- Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Solve the refugee problem and you solve the conflict.

The most insightful article posted in the last week on Israpundit is Ending the West’s Proxy War Against Israel which is subtitled Stop funding a Palestinian youth bulge, and the fighting will stop too. This article, from the WSJ Europe, focuses on the disease and not the symptoms.

By Ted Belman - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Founding Meeting of the Muskoka Landowners Association

On Saturday January 10, 2009 the Muskoka Landowners Association (MLA) held its inaugural meeting in Bracebridge at the Royal Canadian Legion. The room was at capacity : 155 attendees with standing room only.

By Ontario Landowners Association - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story

Lambton-Middlesex Landowners Association Founding Meeting

Join us at Centennial Hall behind the Watford Arena in Watford on Tuesday January 20. Doors open at 6.00 P.M. and the meeting starts at 7.00 P.M. Buy a membership and help us create the Lambton-Middlesex Landowners Association.

By Ontario Landowners Association - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Full Story